Welcome to the launch of the Bain and Gray blog! Listed below are a combination of our “London’s Right Hand Woman” interviews, whereby we have spoken to some of London’s busiest professionals to get a deeper insight into the life of working at a senior level. Our more frequent blog posts will also be listed here, providing you with invaluable tips, articles, current news, recipes, and thought-provoking topics that aim to enrich your busy lifestyle.
This week has been a very exciting one as on Thursday we all left the office for the day for the annual Bain and Gray summer party!
We had a variety of amazing activities planned, starting with a visit to The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. Here we enjoyed a range of delicious pastries with tea and coffee to start the day, before we began an incredibly interesting workshop with the wonderful Brad Waldron.
In usual Wimbledon style, the opening days have been filled with drama, heartbreak and shock, with world number 3 Stan Wawrinka being knocked out in the very first round and Aussie bad man Nick Kyrgios retiring from a hip injury. Despite the disappointment for some we have also seen a number of incredible achievements from some players, such as our very own Heather Watson beating the 18th seed Anastasija Sevastova in the women’s singles, comfortably proceeding in straight sets to the third round.
June has been a wonderful month in the Bain and Gray office!
It's been a very busy period for meeting with candidates and placing them in their fabulous new roles and in June, we've even placed two of our lovely candidates in roles here with us in the Bain and Gray ofice!
This month we're welcoming two new team members - Charlie Hawes our new Social Media and Marketing manager and Charlotte Orford, a brand new consultant joining the Bain and Gray permanent desk!
Below is a short catch up with our lovely new Charlottes!
If you want to experience all four seasons in a year, London is the place to live and this week, it is definitely summer in London. The heatwave early in the week saw the temperatures getting to 34 degrees across the capital and we were feeling it in the Bain and Gray office, putting to use lots of desk fans, open windows and visits to Starbucks for frappuccino’s!
Father’s Day 2017 is upon us this Sunday and the office has been full of discussions on what gifts to buy or how best to celebrate this wonderful occasion! Some Dads are very specific about the sorts of things they like so buying gifts for them can become a rather difficult task. If you’ve left it to the last minute, finding a more personal or meaningful gift can seem a little out of reach, and it can become tempting to go for the safe option of the standard chocolates, socks, beer etc. If this sounds like you, never fear super chef and father of five, Jamie Oliver has got you covered.
For our May Monthly Pledge Promise we have donated to a very deserving cause, The Fireflies 2017 tour. The Fireflies tour is a gruelling eight day ride from Geneva to Cannes to raise money for Bloodwise. Bloodwise is a charity committed to raising money in support of life-saving research and treatment of leukaemia and cancers of the blood. They raise funds to support life-saving research into the causes and treatment of leukaemia and other blood cancers with the simple goal to create a better future for patients both here in the UK and abroad.
It’s that time of the year again where we find ourselves being emailed lots of lovely new CV’s from graduates from all over the country looking to start their careers here in London. Graduating from university can be both an exciting and slightly daunting time of your life. After spending years working hard studying and completing assignments and exams, it’s such a relief to be entering a future without so many deadlines! However this time of your life also brings with it the nerve-wracking task of finding a new job.
We’ve had a lovely time, this week in the Bain and Gray office! The weather has been gorgeous every day, we’ve had beautiful fresh flowers in from Jane Packer to celebrate the Chelsea Flower show and we celebrated Olivia’s birthday with delicious, healthy treats from Detox Kitchen!
Things have been warming up this week both inside and outside the Bain and Gray office! Finally we’re seeing an increase in temperature, a sure sign that summer is coming (better late than never!) and with nearly all of the bank holidays out of the way, we’ve been meeting lots of wonderful new clients and taking on new roles to help place our candidates in their dream roles!
April has been a very busy month for the Bain and Gray team. We had four girls in the team go on holidays, the lovely long Easter weekend and another very successful drinks party for our temporary candidates! Despite how unseasonably chilly it’s been, April has been a beautiful month and as it comes to an end we’re reflecting on some of our favourite things this month!